Ableton Live 10 Power! The Comprehensive Guide, the latest installment of what some refer to as the 'Ableton Live Bible,' will be published March 15, 2018 and is available for pre-order now. Here's the press release we have received on the subject:
The new edition of the popular series by longtime Ableton Live expert and teacher-to-the-teachers Jon Margulies informs readers about all the new features in the recently released Ableton Live 10, the software that revolutionized the way modern music is made in the studio and on stage. It also teaches fundamental concepts and important workflow insights that every Ableton Live user should know.
Used in top college programs such as NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, the Ableton Live Power! series has been well-known as the definitive guide to Live for over ten years. Margulies has been teaching and creating training materials for Ableton Live since 2005, longer than anyone worldwide, and has taught many of today’s Ableton Live teachers and expert—either in-person or via his writing. In fact, Margulies, who has been nicknamed “The Mr. Miyagi of Ableton Live” by fellow teachers, has published teaching materials directly supported by Ableton, which featured his Live 5 videos on the Ableton web shop and included his guidebook to Live 9 in a recent Ableton promotion.
In Ableton Live 10 Power! The Comprehensive Guide, readers will learn the software in depth and get the lowdown on how to use all of the latest updates, including the Wavetable synthesizer, multi-clip editing, Capture, and Live 10’s many workflow improvements. The book also includes coverage of Max for Live and Push 2, Ableton's hardware controller for Live. In addition, this edition includes an expanded set of downloads featuring original content from prominent producers such as ill.Gates and AfroDJMac as well as sound design experts MSX Audio and RacksForLive.com. These downloads include sample Live sets with drums, sounds and loops that users can play around with to better understand and engage with content and concepts presented in the book.
Margulies’ friendly, engaging writing style and deep knowledge of the program as both a music producer and teacher have helped hundreds of readers hone their production skills without losing sight of what's most important when using any music production software: making music. “It’s really easy to get started making music with Ableton Live, but there are so many features to explore once you do—especially now that the 10th version is out,” Margulies said. “There are powerful tools in Live that can inspire you, speed up your workflow and expand your creativity, whether you are recording, mixing or using Live on stage—or all of the above.”
His years of real-world experience in the studio and the classroom have given Margulies a unique understanding of how musicians learn and use Live. As an accomplished producer, engineer and performer, he’s appeared at festivals such as Coachella, SXSW, Winter Music Conference, and Burning Man. In addition, Margulies actively produces music with his band, Tiny Machines, and works as a mixing and mastering engineer at his studio, Hobo Technologies.
“Jon is an Ableton Live wizard, an awesome musician and a great dude to work with,” said Bassnectar. “I’ve been a fan for a long time, and over the past few years have relied on him heavily for technical assistance navigating the wild waters of Ableton for my live sets.”
There will be a live YouTube Q&A with Margulies on March 14 at 8 pm EST.
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